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‘You talkin’ to me, Dude?’

Because I’m not hearing it . . . unless I just happen to be standing next to Jeff Bridges or President Obama

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / January 17, 2012
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Don’t call me “dude.’’ I just spent a wonderful vacation with my young sons, who occasionally mistook me for a “dude,’’ e.g. “Dude, you’ve got to check out this Lonely Island video.’’ Where I work, the D-word is everywhere, for example, “Dude, you mis-spelled Gisele Bundchen’s name again.’’ If the dog could talk - and I think she’s working up to that - she’d probably call me “dude,’’ too I repeat: Don’t call me “dude.’’

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